Encouraging Partner To Diet May Lead To Severe Eating Disorders.

HealthDay (8/9, Doheny) reports that encouraging a partner to diet may “trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills – measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders,” according to a study published in the July/August issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion. After surveying some 1,300 young adult Minnesotans in relationships during the years 2008 and 2009, researchers found that “binge eating nearly doubled among women whose partners encouraged dieting ‘very much’ compared to ‘not at all.’” What’s more, 14% of men “who experienced constant urging to diet engaged” in binge-eating behavior, the study found.

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— “Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire, “Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay, August 8, 2013.

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